Osteoporosis World Day 20th October

Osteoporosis Ireland 15th Oct

Osteoporosis Clinic Ireland was established by Susan Boland a Nutritional Therapist and Karen Byrne a Registered General Nurse as a result of their common interest in osteoporosis and bone health.

Susan is also a qualified body strength and conditioning coach with many years of teaching experience assisting people with bone health issues. She monitored her clients 2 yearly DXA scan results for the last number of years and found that those who didn’t follow their protocol of exercise/diet/nutrition regularly resulted in deterioration in bone density. Susan has a special interest in this area because of her own painful condition scoliosis diagnosed at the age of 26, which is a risk factor for osteoporosis.  As a result Karen suggested checking Susan’s bone density with her ultrasound bone density scanner, which  gives an ‘Osteoporosis risk Index’ based on readings of the radius (wrist) and tibia (shin).The result indicated that Susan has osteoporosis in her forearm & Karen therefore suggested a DXA scan to check her spine and hips. The result was normal but based on the severe level of scoliosis, the Radiologist decided to check her forearm which gave a T-score of -4 which is osteoporosis.

To mark World Osteoporosis Day they are holding an osteoporosis educational event on Saturday 17th Nov  12pm-4pm, in Oscailt, 8 Pembroke Rd., Dublin 4that will provide information on different topics associated with osteoporosis, with guest speakers.

Please phone Susan: 086-8580500 Karen: 087-2360877, email info@osteoporosisclinicireland.com or visit www.osteoporosisclinicireland.com for details on this educational day. They also have upcoming clinics in South Dublin 9th Oct & North Dublin 16th Oct.

Sarah Brooks

Sarah Brooks

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